ATLANTIC SALMON FLIES AND FISHING, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY JOSEPH BATES
BATES, Joseph D. Atlantic Salmon Flies and Fishing. Line Drawings by Milton C. Weiler. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Stackpole Books, (1970). Ocatvo, original blue cloth. $750.
First trade edition, boldly inscribed by the author to a fellow fisherman and fly-tyer, "To—Andy Anderson—a true expert in dressing the classics! With best wishes from—Joseph Bates." Illustrated with 25 full-page black-and-white photographs, eight color plates and numerous in-text line drawings.
"Few experienced anglers will dispute the paramount opinion that, pound for pound, the Atlantic salmon is the world's most exciting and challenging fish that can be taken with an artificial fly in fresh water." So begins this thorough—and thoroughly illustrated—guide to the tools and techniques needed by the successful Atlantic salmon angler. Without original dust jacket.
An about-fine inscribed copy.